sulfur dioxide News

  • China Reports Decline in Major Pollutant Emissions

    China's emissions of major pollutants - sulfur dioxide and chemical oxygen demand (COD) - over the first nine months of the year dropped for the first time in several years, according to a senior official with the state environmental watchdog. 'Sulfur dioxide emissions in China fell a year-on-year 1.81 percent in the first three quarters, and the COD (a measure of water pollution) dropped 0.28 ...

  • Du Pont Must Spend $66 Million to Cut Air Pollution

    WASHINGTON, DC, July 23, 2007 (ENS) - The U.S. Justice Department and Environmental Protection Agency announced a settlement Friday with E.I. Du Pont de Nemours & Co. that is expected to reduce more than 13,000 tons of harmful emissions annually from four sulfuric acid production plants in Louisiana, Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky. Du Pont will spend at least $66 million on air pollution ...

  • EPA Proposes Pollution Controls at Six Arizona Facilities

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing pollution controls at six facilities in Arizona to improve visibility at national parks and wilderness areas. EPA is proposing a federal plan to limit emissions such as nitrogen oxides and sulfur dioxide tailored to six facilities: Tucson Electric Power’s Sundt Plant in Tucson, Chemical Lime Nelson in Peach Springs, ASARCO’s ...

  • Acid Maker Must Spend $50 Million to Cut Air Pollution

    WASHINGTON, DC (ENS) - Sulfuric acid manufacturer Rhodia Inc. will pay a $2 million penalty and spend $50 million on air pollution controls at eight production plants in four states, to resolve allegations that the company violated the federal Clean Air Act. The pollution controls are expected to reduce harmful emissions from company production plants in Texas, Louisiana, California and Indiana ...

  • Sulfur Dioxide and Exposure Concerns Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video. Their newest production discusses sulfur dioxide and exposure issues for outdoor environments and occupational settings where the gas may be present. “Sulfur dioxide is a common air pollutant found in many parts of the world,” said Paul Cochrane, President of Cochrane ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Sulfuric acid manufacturer agrees to spend US$30m to resolve clean air violations

    Mosaic Fertilizer will spend approximately $30 million on air pollution controls that are expected to eliminate harmful emissions from sulfuric acid production plants in Uncle Sam, La., and Mulberry, Fla., the Justice Department and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced.  The company will also pay a civil penalty of $2.4 million to resolve alleged Clean Air Act violations. Under a ...

  • Hawaii volcano erupts causing concern for public health & safety

    Explosive eruptions and noxious gas emissions at Kilauea Volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii this week have got scientists working around the clock to understand what will happen next and how to keep the public out of harm's way. Scientists are monitoring gas emissions and seismic activity at Kilauea, which on March 19 experienced its first explosive eruption since 1924. The volcano is ...

  • EPA Approves New Mexico’s Clean Air Plan

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently approved updates to New Mexico’s clean air plan. New Mexico’s plan meets federal requirements for implementation, maintenance and enforcement of the 2010 sulfur dioxide air standard. The Clean Air Act requires states to have a plan that implements, maintains, and enforces national ambient air quality standards. When a federal ...

  • Acid Manufacturer Will Spend $50 Million to Reduce Air Pollution

    (Washington, D.C.) Acid manufacturer Rhodia Inc. will pay a $2 million penalty and spend approximately $50 million on air pollution controls at eight production plants in four states across the country, to resolve allegations that the company violated the Clean Air Act. The pollution controls are expected to reduce harmful emissions from its production plants in Texas, Louisiana, California and ...

  • Pennsylvania DEP Fines Northampton Cement Company More than $31,000 for Emissions Violations

    Hercules Cement Co. will pay a $31,394 fine for sulfur dioxide emissions violations and data availability problems at its facility in Stockertown, Northampton County, according to a consent order and agreement announced today by the Department of Environmental Protection. "Facilities that emit air pollutants, like sulfur dioxide, must adhere to the permitted limits, which are designed to protect ...

  • Free Kjeldahl Reports App – manage your data with ease

    The new Kjeldahl Reports App facilitates your daily routine for Kjeldahl applications and sulfur dioxide determination. Together with the Kjeldahl Optimizer, the Kjeldahl Reports App handles sample data with ease: Create sample lists Group samples for replications Calculate results including statistics and assessment Export reports In combination with distillation unit and titrator, ...


    By BÜCHI Labortechnik AG

  • Duke Energy to spend US$93 million to resolve Clean Air Act violations

    Emissions to be slashed by more than 35,000 tons of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides annually. Duke Energy, one of the largest electric power companies in the nation, will spend approximately US$85 million to significantly reduce harmful air pollution at an Indiana power plant and pay a US$1.75 million civil penalty, under a settlement to resolve violations of federal clean air laws, the ...

  • Sulfur dioxide workshop organizes internal team training

    On the afternoon of April 17, Jintai Technology Company conducted a safety production training meeting using the time of handover of sulfur dioxide. First of all, the security officer Zhang Hao read the post responsibility system, safety management system and inspection system of the sulfur dioxide workshop. Then, Mr. Han made some questions to the staff to understand the mastery of the ...

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    New issues in air monitoring

    Sulfur Dioxide (SO2 ) EPA air quality standards have developed a new National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for Sulfur Dioxide concentration averaged over a one-hour period. Historically, attainment status has been assessed using existing monitors located across the nation. However, due to the large number of affected facilities and a lack of adequate spatial coverage of the existing ...

  • EPA to hold public hearing on air quality standards for sulfur dioxide

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold a public hearing on the agency’s proposal to strengthen the nation’s sulfur dioxide (SO2) standards. Exposure to SO2 can aggravate asthma, cause respiratory difficulties, and result in emergency room visits and hospitalization. People with asthma, children, and the elderly are especially vulnerable to SO2’s effects. EPA is taking ...

  • Sulfuric acid manufacturers agree to reduce air pollution at facilities

    Three manufacturers of sulfuric acid have agreed to spend at least $12 million on air pollution controls that are expected to eliminate more than 3,000 tons of harmful emissions annually from six production plants in Louisiana, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, and the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Justice Department announced today. Chemtrade ...

  • Westar energy to spend approximately $500 million to settle clean air act violations

    Westar Energy has agreed to spend approximately $500 million to significantly reduce harmful air pollution from a Kansas power plant and pay a $3 million civil penalty, under a settlement to resolve violations of the Clean Air Act, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Justice Department announced today. As part of the settlement, Westar will also spend $6 million on ...

  • Monitoring Ship Engine Emissions With Opsis M800

    The special operating conditions on-board ships call for special measures to comply with regulations and expectations. The OPSIS System M800 has become a success and is installed on many ships around the world today, monitoring sulfur dioxide, carbon dioxide and/or nitric oxides from marine engines emissions. Now, we are pleased to present a new video that explains the monitoring of ship engine ...


    By Opsis AB

  • Companies to pay penalty, reduce harmful emissions from Hagerstown cement plant

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice announced today that Holcim (U.S.) Inc., the owner and operator of a Portland cement manufacturing facility in Hagerstown, Md., and its previous owner St. Lawrence Cement Co., have agreed to a settlement that includes a $700,000 civil penalty to resolve Clean Air Act violations. In addition to the penalty, for continued ...

  • U.S. Imposes Highest Acid Rain Fine in Its History

    LEXINGTON, Kentucky, September 20, 2007 (ENS) - The East Kentucky Power Cooperative, a coal-fired electric utility, today agreed to pay an $11.4 million penalty to resolve violations of the Clean Air Act's acid rain program, the Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced. As part of today's settlement, the U.S. is seeking court-approval for the highest fine ...

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